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The Spaceguard Survey: Report of the NASA International Near-Earth-Object Detection Workshop (January 25, 1992)



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Author: NON
Subject: CRYOGENIC FLUID STORAGE; INSULATION; LUNAR BASES; MULTILAYER INSULATION; SPACE SHUTTLES; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; VENTS; PROPELLANT STORAGE; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ATLAS LAUNCH VEHICLES; CENTAUR LAUNCH VEHICLE; EVAPORATION; FOAMS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAT PUMPS
Year: 1992
Language: English
Book contributor: NASA
Collection: nasa_techdocs

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Impacts by Earth-approaching asteroids and comets pose a significant hazard to life and property. Although the annual probability of the Earth being struck by a large asteroid or comet is extremely small, the consequences of such a collision are so catastrophic that it is prudent to assess the nature of the threat and to prepare to deal with it. The first step in any program for the prevention or mitigation of impact catastrophes must involve a comprehensive search for Earth-crossing asteroids and comets and a detailed analysis of their orbits. At the request of the U.S. Congress, NASA has carried out a preliminary study to define a program for dramatically increasing the detection rate of Earth-crossing objects, as documented in this workshop report.

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